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By Hannah Soo Park

Sometimes, an actor's willingness to nail a role is so extreme, that their "method" manages to overshadow any hype surrounding the film itself.

From adapting bizarre on-set behaviors to drastically altering their appearances, recently, we've seen an influx of stars take "getting into character" a bit too far. Here, we break down a few recent tales of method acting that have caused us to raise our eyebrows and wonder if all of the fuss is in the name of brilliance or just sheer madness -- and it looks like we're not just dealing with a Brando-inspired mumble, anymore.

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

The Character: Fantine, the starved prostitute

The Method: The Historically Accurate Diet Method

Hathaway managed to drop 25 pounds, telling Vogue that she allowed herself just "two thin squares of oatmeal paste" a day to achieve the look of "near death." While we wonder why »

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